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Born in Lal Lal, Victoria, Lawrence James Allen Hearn was a single 19 year old grocer at the time of his enlistment in Ballarat on the 8th of May 1916. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on the 11th of September 1916.
On the 4th of October 1917, Lawrence was wounded in action. He was invalided to the U.K and admitted to hospital on the 6th of October 1917 with a gunshot wound to his right elbow.
On the 19th of February 1918, Lawrence rejoined his battalion from wounded.
On the 31st of October 1918 he was taken on strength with the Australian Army Ordnance Corps and promoted to Extra Regimental Corporal.
Lawrence returned to Australia on the 20th of October 1919 and was discharged due to the termination of his enlistment period on the 4th of December 1919.
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